Change Indicator

Foster Care - Children served during reporting period by placement goal in Pennsylvania

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Why This Indicator Matters

Court-ordered goals define the permanency option for child, and ideally should be with the focus of resulting in a family-based setting. Reunification and adoption continue to be the leading permanency goals.
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Definition and Source



The number and percent of children in out of home placement during the reporting period by the goal set for children in foster care.

Data Source

PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.


S = Suppressed.  Statistics (rates, ratios, percents) are not calculated and displayed for counts less than 10 (or less than 3 for Bayesian/Nearest Neighbor rates). This is due to the unreliability of statistics based on small numbers of events.

Last Updated

January 2024